The Surface Pro is already in the hands of influentials (read reviewers and company executives), and consumers too are getting ready to buy Microsoft’s flagship tablet as it nears its February 9 launch.
With its ability to run the full version of Windows 8 along with countless desktop applications, this luxury tablet has the potential to become a viable replacement for the traditional laptop — after all, it promises to provide the same productivity with the portability of a tablet.
This is a significant selling point for the tablet, and Microsoft itself has expressed the desire to see Surface Pro replacing notebooks and laptops in companies across the world.
But one thing business users are asking for is a docking station for Surface Pro. A few potential buyers have already started asking the company on its official forums whether it had plans for bringing out this accessory. As one user inquired:
“Our company mainly use laptops and have docks for when working in the office, if we were to adopt using the Surface as a replacement this would be essential.”
And another one added:
“Microsoft definitely needs to make a dock for the Surface Pro for business use.”
But the answer they got was probably not what they were looking for. A Microsoft Surface support engineer (by the name of Steven_B) responded to the query saying that a docking station was not in the works for the upcoming tablet:
“Unfortunately at this time, we do not have any plans for a docking station. We’ll definitely pass along the information to the Marketing team.”
So there you have it, folks, straight from the source.
Though no reason why we may not see a docking station accessory for the tablet (particularly if it gains corporate acceptance), this is something Microsoft is not planning any time in the near future.
What is your take on this, people? I personally think a dedicated docking station for Surface Pro would be an excellent (and some would say a necessary) addition to the tablet. Maybe we will see some third-party vendors fill in this gap in the near future if Redmond does not.